NBA Value Bin: Gym Brewer

Wednesday is always a fantasy basketball player’s nirvana. Usually it’s the night of the week with the most games on the schedule, and tonight is no different, as we are presented with a 10-game slate.

There are a lot of high-priced studs that you want to make sure to roster, so slotting in a few cheaper guys will be necessary if you want to fit everyone in.

Here are the top NBA DFS value plays for Wednesday, December 9th.

Corey Brewer, Rockets ($7,000)

Trevor Ariza was forced to leave Tuesday’s game after playing just four minutes. The Rockets’ starting small forward took a tumble and landed on his back, and he should be considered no better than questionable to play Wednesday.

Corey Brewer filled in admirably for his fallen teammate, racking up 34.75 fantasy points on the strength of a 22-point, three-steal evening. Marcus Thornton is also in play here, but Brewer has been the more consistent of the two in recent games. The Rockets’ opponent, the Washington Wizards, are 26th versus opposing small forwards.

Jon Leuer, Suns ($8,900)

Jeff Hornacek has relegated Markieff Morris to his doghouse. Whether it’s because the Suns are openly shopping their disgruntled power forward, or it’s because he’s just been downright awful this season, Morris received a DNP-CD on Sunday and played just seven minutes on Monday.

Jon Leuer has assumed the starting power forward spot for the Suns with Morris on the outs, and he’s done a fine job, averaging 30.6 FPs in four straight starts. Tonight he’ll get to face an Orlando Magic team that is 27th against opposing PFs and relinquishing the fourth-most 3-pointers to the position.

Gary Neal, Wizards ($7,000)

Washington has been struggling, but Gary Neal has done his best to get them out of their funk. Over his last three games, the six-year veteran is averaging 27.6 FPs, helping the Wizards to a 2-1 record in that span. Plentiful playing time is never guaranteed for Neal, but he’s played 36 and 34 minutes in his last two games and has been productive with them, so Randy Wittman is likely to keep riding the hot hand.

The Wizards/Rockets game has by far the night’s highest over/under at 214.5 points, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Neal to rack up fantasy points.

Seth Klein

Seth is a DFS writer at FantasyDraft, as well as a writer for TheFantasyFix and Razzball. You can find his player rankings at FantasyPros. Though he was born and raised in Los Angeles, Seth is a lifelong New York sports fan. Seth has no more access to the site than the typical user. Follow him on Twitter at @SethDaSportsMan.

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